EU washes hands of Czech media debate

May 31, 2017 / By Euobserver The risk to free press posed by Czech oligarch Andrej Babis is not serious enough to warrant EU intervention, the European Commission said on Tuesday (30 May). Giuseppe Abbamonte, director of the media and data directorate at the EU commission, told MEPs in the civil liberties committee that “there…

Preocupa la dependencia de la prensa europea

October 13, 2016 / By Tercera El Parlamento Europeo acaba de hacer público su informe “Analisis comparado de la libertad de la prensa y del pluralismo en los Estados miembros de la UE”; del cual se desprende su preocupación por el estado alarmante de la información en el viejo continente. Sus observaciones son particularmente severas…

New Power Party proposal targets media monopolies

March 30, 2016 / By By Chen Wei-han, Tapei Times The New Power Party (NPP) caucus yesterday proposed draft legislation to prevent media monopolies and to maintain media pluralism to address issues that sparked protests against media monopolization in 2012. The proposal seeks to limit media mergers, stipulating that a company cannot own more than three…

Ownership Concentration Puts Media Pluralism at Risk: Study

2 December 2015 / By Khmer Times/Chea Takihiro Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international journalism watchdog group, released a report on the ownership of media in Cambodia, highlighting the alarming amount of outlets owned or controlled by the government. The group conducted a study on Cambodia for its ‘Media Ownership Monitor’ project, which they say is…

Ownership is concentrated, transparency lacking with regard to Colombian media, study shows

17 October 2015 / By Journalism in the Americas Blog Journalists and press advocates have created another project to study concentration of media ownership in Colombia. They found low transparency, high ownership concentration and links between media owners and the political world, among other insights. Media Ownership Monitor (MOM), a project between the German branch of…